Be Diligent — 2 Peter 3:14‑18

As Peter wraps up his final words to the church, he says we must be diligent in what we believe and how we obey. Listen as Pastor Nate Harlan brings his series on Peter’s epistles to a close. Listen above, download the audio file here, or watch the YouTube video below: Photo by Abby Savage on Unsplash

The Promise of His Coming — 2 Peter 3:1‑9

God has not promised that our lives will continue tomorrow. We live before Him day by day. The only way to be prepared for death is to trust in Christ now. Listen above, download the audio file here, or watch on YouTube: Photo by Max LaRochelle on Unsplash

No Turning Back — 2 Peter 2:18‑22

False teachers distort the gospel by saying freedom in Christ means freedom to gratify sinful desires. But true freedom means being truly free to be faithful to Christ rather than to be enslved to sin. Pastor Nate Harlan continues his series on 2 Peter.

The Way of Balaam — 2 Peter 2:12‑17

False doctrine always originates with false teachers. False teachers all share two characteristics: They are puffed up with knowledge yet are easily deceived. Hear Pastor Nate Harlan preach on this section of 2 Peter that helps us avoid falling under the sway of false teachers.

God Will Not Spare — 2 Peter 2:4‑11

God judges the wicked. As the apostle Peter describes three instances of God’s wrath in the Old Testament, we are reminded that we all deserve the same end. In this sermon, Pastor Nate Harlan tells us we must flee to Christ to escape God’s wrath.

Beware of False Prophets — 2 Peter 2:1‑3

One of the strongest warnings in the New Testement is the Apostle Peter’s about false prophets. Pastor Nate Harlan says Christians must recognize the three ways false teachers lie so they can protect themselves.

Eyewitnesses of His Majesty — 2 Peter 1:16‑18

The Apostle Peter bases his authority, at least in part, on the fact that he is an eyewitness to Christ’s life — especially the Transfiguration. As Pastor Nate Harlan asserts, Peter’s eyewitness testimony does not put God to the test. Rather, God puts us to the test.

Confirm Your Calling and Election — 2 Peter 1:10‑15

Is it possible to know that you are elect? In this passage, the Apostle Peter says yes. In this challeging and encouraging sermon, Pastor Nate Harlan says God wants His children to be sure about His loving intentions toward them.

Make Every Effort, Part Two — 2 Peter 1:5‑9

Do you care how useful you are to the Lord? Do you have a desire to bear good fruit for Him? Pastor Nate Harlan steps through the seven qualities the Apostle Peter mentions  that we should see growing in ourselves and in each other.

Make Every Effort — 2 Peter 1:5‑9

Christian, whenever you think that you cannot repent or that you cannot change, you must remember the promises given to us through the Apostle Peter. Pastor Nate Harlan reminds us that we have become partakers of the divine nature and have escaped from the corruption in the world.

God Cares for You — 1 Peter 5:6‑7

Worry is sin, an indulgence of the flesh that makes you angry and selfish. Thankfully, God provides a way out of worry: Believe that God cares for you. Pastor Nate Harlan leads us through The Apostle Peter’s encouraging words. 

Clothed in Humility — 1 Peter 5:5

Humility is the chief way that we’re protected from the devil. And humility entails submitting to the God-ordained authorities in your life. Pastor Nate Harlan tells us about the necessity of a particular church in the life of the Christian.

The Shepherds of God’s Flock — 1 Peter 5:1‑4

In this passage, the Apostle Peter directly addresses pastors; in fact, Peter tells the entire church what is required of the church’s shepherds. As Pastor Nate Harlan notes, it is essential for the church to understand these truths so that we all can know what to expect of our elders.

Our Faithful Creator — 1 Peter 4:12‑19

When we suffer, we are tempted to doubt God’s goodness. But Pastor Nate Harlan points to the words of the Apostle Peter to remind us that we must trust that God has good intentions toward us personally.

The Time Has Past — 1 Peter 4:1‑6

Modern preachers of the gospel don’t often put an emphasis on suffering, trouble, and loss. But the apostle Peter says suffering is essential to what it means to be a Christian. Hear Pastor Nate Harlan tell us three reasons this is the case.

Baptism Now Saves You — 1 Peter 3:21‑22

How does our baptism equip us to face suffering for the sake of Christ? Pastor Nate Harlan works through this controversial passage to show what baptism does in the life of the Church — and what baptism does not do.

The Days of Noah — 1 Peter 3:18‑20

The intent of this passage is to encourage and equip Christians as they face hostility from the unbelieving world. But why does Peter bring up Noah? So that Christ can show us that He is the one who rescues us, and the Church is our ark.

Have No Fear — 1 Peter 3:10‑17

The Apostle Peter’s goal with this passage is to give the Christian courage to speak the truth in the name of Jesus. Pastor Nate Harlan reminds us that the bedrock of courage is loyalty to King Jesus. Listen above or download the audio file here. Photo by Benjamin Davies on Unsplash  

God’s Call Upon the Church — 1 Peter 3:8‑12

How do we show care and concern for the greater body of Christ without compromise? It comes down to this difficult assignment: We should love the Church the same way that Jesus does. Pastor Nate Harlan continues his sermon series from 1 Peter.

God’s Call Upon Husbands — 1 Peter 3:7

The Apostle Peter undeniably connects a husband’s relationship with his wife to his relationship to God. In fact, how husbands treat their wives is a direct reflection of what they really think about God. Pastor Nate Harlan digs into this verse for all of its ramifications.

Imperishable Beauty — 1 Peter 3:3‑6

How you dress is a spiritual exercise. We should not believe that how we dress has nothing to do with our faith for our clothing reveals what is in our heart. In this portion of his first epistle, the Apostle Peter instructs the ladies of the church on how to think about clothing.

God’s Calling for Wives — 1 Peter 3:1‑2

In today’s unbelieving society, it can be tempting for Christians to be embarrassed by the Apostle Peter’s directive for wives to submit to their husbands. But as Pastor Nate Harlan says, these commands for wives are glorious.

Entrust Yourself to God — 1 Peter 2:18‑25

Since the time of the apostles, Christians have faced unjust hostility from the unbelieving world. But how are we to respond? The Apostle Peter shows us that we are to conduct ourselves like our Lord Jesus did when He faced unjust suffering.

Church and State — 1 Peter 2:13‑17

How can we honor a government that refuses to honor God? That is the question the Apostle Peter addresses in this section of his epistle. The answer is that in everything we do, we are to live as a slave to God.

You Are God’s People — 1 Peter 2:9‑12

When God’s people question their identity in Christ, we can fall into doubt, hopelessness, and even outright sin. Pastor Nate Harlan reminds us of what we have received from God so that we will live lives that are consistent with that identity. 

A Rock of Offense — 1 Peter 2:4‑8

What is the church? And what is her purpose? The Apostle Peter tells us that the church is the true living temple, and thus, God’s people are always in the presence of God. Hear Pastor Nate Harlan’s sermon on 1 Peter 2:4-8.

The Outcome of Faith — 1 Peter 1:6‑9

When we face trials, we often ask God, why? Why does a good God subject His children with difficulties? God doesn’t give us specifics, but He offers the general answer right here in 1 Peter. Hear the encouraging word from Pastor Nate Harlan.

Blessed Be Our God and Father — 1 Peter 1:3‑5

Being a Christian is difficult because of the hostility we face and because of our own sin. But if you feel like giving up, you are looking for hope in the wrong place. The Apostle Peter points us instead to the grace shown to us in Christ.

Elect Exiles — 1 Peter 1:1‑2

This world is hostile to Christ the King. Inevitably, that hostility is applied to His servants. In the face of this hostility, what is the source of our peace? The unconditional love and grace of God the Father for His people.

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